Join a Gifted Team!

On top of being Ohio’s only K-8 public school for gifted children, the state’s #1 charter elementary school and #1 charter middle school, a regular recipient of “Auditor of State” Award, and among America’s top 1.5% of all public elementary schools, Menlo Park Academy is an amazing place to work! Ask our faculty what they like best about Menlo, and you’ll hear how much they enjoy teaching children eager to learn, supporting the most appreciative parents, and how much all staff enjoys being surrounded by some of the most creative and inspiring professionals in education.

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Working at Menlo Park Academy

Menlo Park Academy is home to an incredible team of educators, administrators, and support personnel in the classrooms and offices who assist Menlo in developing the potential of gifted children through an exemplary program of rewarding experiences that nurtures the whole child.

Menlo’s unique educational home for gifted children draws families from eight counties, and over fifty Northeast Ohio public school districts. Our students are diverse in religion, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and language.


Menlo Park Academy offers an assortment of benefits for full-time employees, and their dependents.

Retirement, Teachers
Retirement, Non-teaching Employees
• Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
• Short and long-term disability insurance
• Parental leave
• Sick and personal time off

Professional Development

Every member of the Menlo Park Academy team is encouraged to feed their intellectual curiosities, and expand their knowledge pool throughout their career.

Menlo offers an array of professional development opportunities including,

• Monthly on-site professional development programs
• Financial support and cohorts to join for gifted education licensure at various Universities including virtual and in-person learning
• Assistance a varied levels to attend and/or present at conferences

Open Opportunities

MPA is a public school that nurtures gifted children through an exemplary program and rewarding experiences, which develop the whole child and is consistently ranked as one of the best schools in Ohio. We offer a curriculum as unique as our 650 students. Menlo Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer and actively invites a diversity of candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.

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